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Morkhdull
08-03-2009, 07:53 PM
Hi guys,

Do you remember some months ago, I drawed Branwynn with FMVIII

But the project collapsed with a bug

http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=3860&highlight=Branwynn

After a long time of reflection, this project comes back.
With some modifications. the most notable is to reduce the size of the city (less buildings means less sadness if another catastrophe occurs)

So, here's the WIP, mixing techniques of GIMP (the ground) and FMVIII (the superstructures)

Enjoy

Ascension
08-03-2009, 08:27 PM
Love the peaked towers, very high fantasy. I like it very much.

Morkhdull
08-04-2009, 08:43 AM
Thx Ascension.

Here is the final version.
Some fields, other buildings and a legend were added.

Should you think this map could be posted on the finished map section ?

C&C welcomed

Ghostman
08-04-2009, 11:27 AM
The castle on the little island could use a drawbridge. Other than that and maybe adding a border frame around the map, it seems pretty finished to me :)

Steel General
08-04-2009, 12:46 PM
I agree with Ghostman - I think this needs a border.

landorl
08-06-2009, 09:54 AM
It looks like the castle on the island is a ruined castle, so if that is the case then it doesn't need to have a bridge, but if it is still in use, then it does need that.

Morkhdull
08-06-2009, 10:09 AM
It looks like the castle on the island is a ruined castle, so if that is the case then it doesn't need to have a bridge, but if it is still in use, then it does need that.

The castle on the island is the original setting of the city. It was designed to protect the two bridges and held some taxes some centuries ago.
With the time, the community developped and the hamlet became a small town.
One night, the old castle burned and never been reconstructed.

NeonKnight
08-06-2009, 11:39 AM
Its very nice......but......The one disconnect I have with the map is, you use a shadow effect on the hills/outcroppings, but nothing else. Put a slight shadow effect on everything else and you will have a winner.

Morkhdull
08-06-2009, 06:31 PM
Its very nice......but......The one disconnect I have with the map is, you use a shadow effect on the hills/outcroppings, but nothing else. Put a slight shadow effect on everything else and you will have a winner.

Well, NeonKnight...

I have to say, you made me sweat, this night...
Some explanation : The map was done in two parts: ground and relief made with GIMP, buildings and trees with FM8, using the GIMP ground file as backgroung picture.
For that reason, I have to "twist" (the best word my non native english can find) the map.
This is the result... I confess I won't go any further ;)

Should I want to be a winner... I don't know...
I just can answer taht your demand was a challenge, as all my post (for I miss technic words and terms for clever explanations - but that's another matter without a link with map making ;))

Well, anyway, I'll keep on learning, thank's to you all, fellows, in cartography as well as in english.

So, I hope this last update map will please you.

Enjoy this shadowed version of Branwynn

NeonKnight
08-06-2009, 11:45 PM
Much better. Seems to flow with my eyes better.

ravells
08-07-2009, 01:27 PM
Very nice indeed Morkhdull! We seem to be having a lot of cities being built recently. I had no idea that fractal mapper (I think that's what FM stands for) was good at creating buildings.